All the information that you are able to consume every day, in the cyber space had to get into the Internet, one way or another, else you wouldn’t be able to see my articles.
Many disciplines and areas of study, had to be combined, for you to be able to read the information you are reading today online, and for you to be able to use the services you find useful online.
Such services may be: paying for bills, ordering something online (such as, pizza, flight tickets, etc…) or entertaining yourselves with your favorite shows, a movie or by playing games.
Bringing many of the services we find useful online to the world, is not impossible, but it is definitely difficult and takes a lot of time, effort and determination.
In today's article, we are going to talk about digital architecture design, to understand the web space much better.
Digital architecture design, covers a broad variety of information such as numbers, texts, pictures, graphics, music, symbols, and sounds, which are all manipulated, by the digital systems, which have been developed for this purpose, using the principles and concepts, of digital architecture design.
Several algorithms are executed, messages are correlated, assembled and stored; mathematical operations are achieved, and graphics are elaborated, by digital systems, to be able to bring you the information, which you are now reading and searching online today.
In a systematic manner, the hardware architects of digital systems, are able to use the vast of information available today, to build better digital systems, which are state of the art systems, to bring you a better experience, when you are in the cyber world.
In digital technology today, many electronic manufacturers, offer many products that are a result of digital system architectures.
Such products are, instruments of measurements, control units, calculators, medical equipment, optical devices and many other digital technology equipment, which are useful to humans in real life situations and in all areas of life.
When you understand digital technology architecture, your programming, engineering and mathematical skills will gain value, from this knowledge, because your mind would be able to better grasp, some the concepts in digital architecture, which are deemed to be very complex.
At the center of modern digital design practices, you'll find hardware description languages (HDLs).
The model, description, and testing of electronic circuits, such as a microprocessor, is known to be the hardware description language.
A microprocessor is a good example of hardware digital design and HDLs, because microprocessors make the most use of a hardware description language, to bring to us the information and services of the cyber world. Through HDLs, microprocessor designers are able to connect all the parts of a microprocessor together, they are also able to configure the microprocessors, by specifying logic functionality of the microprocessor. In the past three decades, microprocessors have revolutionized our world of computers and any device that uses, a microprocessor.
The microprocessor have revolutionized our computer world; due to the fact that it has given laptops today, far more capabilities, than a room-sized mainframe.
The modern mobile devices that, you may or may not possess, have been made possible due to the advancements, made in the microprocessor arena.
The Internet that you use today, to search so rapidly online, and read many articles, on any subject, is also made possible, due to the fact that the microprocessors, that servers use today, have made tremendous progress, in the technology industry.
Microprocessors are an intrinsically and fascinating human invention, that is also important, technically, socially and economically.
As you move forward in your journey, to becoming a better programmer, you will find out that the digital system subject, is not quite simple to learn, because it does require, a profound knowledge of physics, mathematics, engineering and computer science; because, these systems are building blocks of 1's and 0's, which are needed for your computer, to be able to execute commands.
You have to take the simple, building block of 1's and 0s and combine them, into complex system, which would bring value to your user.
Developing digital systems, is not a simple process either, and your critical thinking, has to always be at work during, your development process.
A microprocessor is such as system, that although it may have been simple to understand, it was not simple to develop.
You don't have nothing to worry about though, because you can find a systematic approach to handle complexity, when you want to develop a digital system.
Once you find that approach, you will be on your way to building your first microprocessor or any digital system you have in mind.
Millions and billions of transistors, are used to build digital systems, such as a microprocessor.
Humans couldn't understand the way that systems work, by writing equations, and solving these equations simultaneously, because the movements of electrons in each transistor is very complex.
The best way for you to be able to manage complexity, is through the use of abstraction, which is the critical technique for managing abstract problems; because abstraction, hides the details of a digital system, when they are not important.
By hiding certain, unimportant techniques, you won’t be confused, and you will be able to focus, on what’s important about your digital system.
There are many different levels, of abstraction within a system of any kind.
For example, in a country, politicians, divide an area into cities, counties, states, municipalities and neighborhoods.
In order for you, to be able to divide a digital system, into different levels of abstraction of the system that you study, you will have to rely on the type of information you need, to obtain from that system.
For example, a person running for president, would be interested in knowing at the state level, how a country votes.
Therefore, that politician, would divide the country into states, and figure out how each state is voting.
The division of a country, may also happen, at the county level, neighborhood level, or zip code level.
In computers, you would find these typical levels of abstraction, if you would want to build a computer.
The architecture level of abstraction, describes a computer from the programmer’s perspective, so that you are able to build, your computer.
Such abstraction levels are, the application software, which is where most of the application software would be found.
The computer also has another abstraction level called, the operating system abstraction level, which is where most of the computer's driver devices are found.
The drivers of a computer, help the computer use the peripheral hardware, such as keyboard, mouse, etc...
The microprocessor of a computer is another abstraction level, which is where the instructions registers are found, among other things.
The computer also has the logic abstraction level, which is where, the computational logic of a computer happens.
The logic of a computer, is the circuity, which makes the computer run, properly.
The Digital circuits is another computer abstraction level, and it contains the AND and NOT logic gates, of the mother board of the computer.
Another computer abstraction level, is the analog circuits, which contains the amplifier filters.
Amplifiers included in a filter design can be used to improve the performance and predictability of a filter.
Each of the abstraction levels of the computer, handle high level or lower level tasks of the computer, and we only mentioned some of them above, of course, there are many other abstraction levels, but we are not going to cover all them here, we’ll leave that for another article post.
Digital system design can become, very complex, if you don't have a systematic way of handling, complexity.
Information in digital systems, is represented with discrete valued variables, which have a finite number of distinct values.
As a programmer, you'll find that knowing all the details of the computer hardware is not necessary, because you can code and implement, your application, without needing to know the hardware information of a computer.
However, if you want to make sure that, you implement your code into a computer, so that your application is well handled by that hardware, you may want to know how, the specific components of that computer's hardware, which you are working with, work together.
Meaning you may want to know, about your computer’s memory, hard drive and other hard discs components, of the computer you are using.
The digital architecture of digital systems, have increased in diversification.
The materials, building components, spatial sequences and load bearing structures, of digital systems have been affected, by the diversity of the digital architecture.
Due to the fact that it is possible, to design, large number of elements, in differentiated ways using digital means, there exist a large number of variations, in digital design systems, and in the architecture, of computational hardware.
I hope you have been able to keep up, with what we are talking about here, if it's a bit complex, take your time, pause the reading and come back to this later.
Trust me I know, I had to write this article, but if you are very smart, which I am sure you are, then, let's continue.
The availability of computers and digital fabrication, also makes the variations of digital design and architecture possible, otherwise it wouldn't make much sense, to have digital variations.
Digital design and the production process, increase their potential and complexity, when a very large amount of parts have to be combined.
When an architect has many parts to combine, the digital system developer, can exploit the potential of digital design concept and principles, to be able to design that system; because the architect's human capabilities are increased, their overall overview of the concept is improved, and their control and design of their system is also multiplied and improved as well.
Also the fact, that many digital systems, contain many repetitions, architects are able to manually organize, these repeated variations and construct them with simple and yet complex procedures.
The concept of repetition, in the new digital age, was a product of the industrialization era, that many industrialized countries experienced.
Through the design of processes, rather than final forms, a language of diversity has also emerged, in the digital system arena.
In the process of diversification, different elements are combined together, and they adapt to their diverse aspects, so that they can harmoniously and coherently become a whole digital system, that is very complex, and requires lots of attention.
The organic structures of the animal and plant animal kingdom, are definite places, where many of our digital designs ideas and principles come from.
However, our creations, could never compare, to the creation of The Most High, which is perfect and unique.
The engagement of humans in logic, have actually given birth too many of the digital systems, which we all know today.
The computer is a tool, which motivates the user to think, assertively, and critically, so that they can discover, new organizing, principles and establish new relations with the built environment, of the computer.
You should be interested in digital design technologies, because the boundaries of rationality and predictable reality are delineated.
Digital logic, allows us to define, relationships and intentions in the form of rules, and principles in any digital system we develop.
Because we weigh the influences that, the design-generating factors have on each other.
The complex decision process, which happens within a digital system, can be modeled through the medium of programming.
When you conceive the architecture of systems in this way, your processes are not just metaphors or hypotheses, but they become concrete sequences of operations, to design your digital systems.
Also the procedures you choose, to design your digital systems, would be determined, by a beginning and an end, they would produce tangible results, and you would be able to test them intuitively and analytically, by sketching or building models.
Many programmers, architects, engineers and designers, jump into developing their complex projects, without doing any preliminary planning.
These individuals do not realize that if they had taken their time, to formulate a procedure, which would have taken care of their digital system development, they would've saved a lot of time, effort and money.
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